Why: A celebration of the art of animation and one of the UK’s biggest animation hubs. The three-day festival will present animated feature films, retrospectives, masterclasses, workshops, director screen talks and panel discussions, giving a broad and dedicated insight into the animation industry. It’s family-friendly and definitely one not to miss.

When: 15-17 November 2016

Cost:  Puppet masters exhibition free / under £6 for films

Visit: www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk